"you do know that hot-plugging of coax-cables can kill a receiver or DVB-s card, don't you?"
yes i do. thats why i plugin the cable when the pc is off!!!!
"Also, do you know how to ground an antenna (what is CORRECT grounding?)?"
i had my dish1000.1 installed by a dishnetwork installer.so i know the ground is good.it's a long green copper wire hooked to a steal pole in the ground.
"Do you know how to aim dish?" like i said above a dishnetork installer install the dish for satllite's 129west, 119west, 110west dishnetwork satllites.
"Do you know how to interconnect receivers and LNBs (you need switches)?"
"Do you know that you can NOT use cable splitters with satellite equipment?" i never used any "splitters with satellite equipment"!never will.don't trust them.
"Do you know that you can not use mechanical A-B switches with satellite equipment?"yes. i do know ...
"I'm asking this because it seems like you don't know how to replace PCI bracket on the PCI card. (SkyWalker-2 comes with low-profile PCI bracket installed, and spare full size PCI bracket in the same bag as internal USB cable)."i replaced the PCI bracket on the PCI card when i got the genpix skywalker-2 card.
meaning if i need to exchange it for one more genpix skywalker-2 card,
that i need one with the old type of PCI bracket on the pci card.
not the "small PCI bracket" that comes installed onto the genpix skywalker-2 card.
i have built pc's since 1998.
i have been into fta hobby since 2005.
You wrote me in e-mail:
i think i got a bad genpix skywalker2, and would like to exchange it for a new one with the PCI card bracket standard size
All you need is a phillips screw-driver (philips screw driver is the one with a cross at the end), undo the screws, align a full size PCI bracket with mounting holes, and put the same two screws back.